Estevan Police Service members were involved in a high-speed chase with a fleeing suspect on Friday night.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the west-central area of Estevan for a violation of the Traffic Safety Act. The male operator of the vehicle refused to stop and proceeded to travel westbound on Highway 39 out of Estevan.
A chase ensued. Several other officers joined in the pursuit.
High rates of speed were reached as the suspect continued past Midale before pulling into a farm yard where he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. The 26-year-old male from Limerick is facing several charges, including operating a vehicle in a dangerous fashion, fleeing from police, possessing under 30 grams of marijuana, resisting arrest and driving while disqualified.
The male is also facing several tickets under the Traffic Safety Act as well as a 24-hour suspension of his licence for having more than .04 milligrams of alcohol in his system. The male was lodged in cells and taken before a justice of the peace.
Police have had to deal with other calls in the past week.
Members responded to a report on Sunday night of loud music being played at a residence in southeast Estevan. The occupant was warned of the noise bylaw.
A residential tenant called to complain about his roommate. Members attended and spoke with both parties. They were warned of their actions.
A report of a suspicious vehicle was received from east-central Estevan. A motor vehicle was checked without any further action being required.
Police responded to three business alarms within 15 minutes of each other on Saturday night. All three were within three blocks of one another. All of the alarms appear to be false.
Members responded to a lounge in the central area of Estevan, and arrested a 46-year-old male from Edmonton for public intoxication and refusing to leave a licenced premise. The male was lodged in cells and released when sober.
A 24-year-old Moose Jaw male was arrested for public intoxication and breaching his conditions. The male was lodged in cells and released when sober.
A report of a male using a knife in a threatening manner was received and investigated in north-central Estevan. Further investigation did not lead to any criminal charges.
A 34-year-old male from Alberta was stopped while operating a motor vehicle in downtown Estevan. Further investigation led to the male being charged with impaired driving and driving while exceeding .08. He will appear in court in the near future.
A 30-year-old male from Regina was issued a 24-hour driving suspension on Friday for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding .04.
A 36-year-old male from Port Alberni, B.C., was arrested outside a lounge in north-central Estevan. The male had refused to leave the lounge and became involved in a physical dispute with the staff. He was lodged in cells until he was sober. He has also been charged for possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana.
A 25-year-old Estevan male was arrested after a domestic dispute in east-central Estevan. The male was apprehended for assault and lodged in cells. The matter is still under investigation.
A 22-year-old Estevan male was arrested after fleeing on foot due to a traffic stop. The male ran a short distance before being taken into custody. He is charged with fleeing from police, impaired driving, driving while exceeding .08 and possession of marijuana. The male was lodged in cells until sober.
A 32-year-old Estevan male was arrested after a disturbance in east-central Estevan. After being placed under arrest for public intoxication, and being transported to the police station, the male then uttered threats to several police officers. He will be released when sober.
Police initiated a traffic stop in central Estevan on Thursday which resulted in a 28-year-old female being charged with driving without a valid license. The vehicle was towed as a result of it being flagged as impoundable.
A number of traffic related offences resulted in charges, including speeding, driving unregistered vehicles, proceeding through a red light and proceeding through a stop sign.
Members responded to an accident involving a train on Wednesday. No injuries occurred, but the motorist's vehicle sustained minor damage.
Officers arrested a male for public intoxication. He was lodged in cells and was released when sober.
Numerous traffic-related offences on Wednesday also resulted in charges, including six violations for unregistered vehicles, one for driving while talking on a cell phone, and two for the motorist or a passenger not wearing a seat belt.